KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Ulster County Community College Soccer Alumni, in conjunction with SUNY Ulster, next weekend will host a series of community soccer events to celebrate the school’s long history of soccer success both on and off the field.
The organizations’ main objective of the weekend is to recognize George Vizvary the Hall of Fame coach along with his national junior college championship Teams in 1977 and 1978 at the SUNY Ulster campus in Stone Ridge, N.Y.
“What better way to celebrate the legacy of Coach Vizvary and Ulster Soccer by doing what we do best, sharing our love and passion for this wonderful game with the local soccer community. As we were all taught by George as young men right here at Ulster,” said Joe Ulrich, Ulster All-American, former Duke University standout and MAC Hermann Trophy winner and Saugerties, N.Y. resident.
The events will kick off Friday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. with a Soccer Coaches Symposium led by alum Tom Byer, a world-renowned soccer clinician and author of “Soccer Starts at Home.” Byer will travel from his home in Japan.
Saturday’s events will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with a Soccer Skills Clinic for boys and girls ages 5 to 13. Participants should bring a ball and come dressed to play. The skills clinic will be run by Tom Mulroy a Ulster All-American, 13-year veteran of professional soccer and 1994 World Cup spokesperson. Joining Mulroy will be former professional goalkeeper and Ulster national champion team member Kevin Clinton. The clinic will also include various Ulster alumni, former professionals and soccer greats.
The coaching symposium and skills clinic are free and open to the public. RSVP to TJ Derella at email@example.com or call for info at 845–399-9700.
The official SUNY Ulster alumni game will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with players returning from all over the country.
The 2019 SUNY Ulster team will take the field against SUNY Dutchess at 2 p.m.
A banquet will held at Novellas in New Paltz, N.Y. All alumni and friends are invited to attend. Banquet tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased from Ulrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.